Hoyes Run Stream Sealing Project

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Hoyes Run is a small meandering stream located near the town of McHenry in Garrett County, Maryland.  The Maryland DNR biologists have noted a significant loss of flow along the stretch of the stream adjacent to an active, deep pit … Continued

Meat Producer’s Cooperative

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The possibility of establishing a local (Sharpsburg, MD) cooperative meat processor’s group to share the cost of convenient cold storage and to develop a cut and wrap facility that will allow farms to develop and expand locally grown meat products … Continued

US Fish and Wildlife Service Projects

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The RC&D has developed cooperative agreements with the US Fish and Wildlife Service for the a wide variety of conservation related partnership projects including stream modeling, stream habitat restoration, conservation planning, and environmental education services. Projects completed to date include … Continued

Hoyes Run Benthic Study

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A partnership between Maryland Power Plant Research Program, Garrett College and Appalachian Labs for completing a benthic study to investigate macroinvertebrate utilization of coal combustion byproduct (CCB) grout substrates in the Hoyes Run waterway. This project is in progress and … Continued

Down Hole Remote Camera Project

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The Office of Surface Mine’s (OSM) Appalachian Regional Office assisted the Western Maryland RC&D with the monitoring of mine tunnels and shafts in the Kempton Mine Complex.  The OSM’s remote digital video camera allowed for the production of a digital … Continued

Crellin Doser on Laurel Run

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The RC&D has partnered with West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the MDE, Bureau of Mines for the construction and installation of a lime doser to treat acid mine drainage on Laurel Run. The project is complete; the lime … Continued

Beaver Creek Stream Stabilization

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This recently completed partnership project with the Beaver Creek Watershed Association improved water quality and wildlife habitat that sustains a wild trout fishery, including additional spawning habitat for wild brown trout and rainbow trout.  This WHIP project will also help … Continued

Utility Adapted Tree Research Project

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This partnership project with the USDA, National Arboretum is for the development of tree species which are short at maturity that will allow for planting in both urban and under power line applications. For additional information concerning any of the … Continued

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